Penn, Chulk heading to Japan

Triple-A pitchers Hayden Penn and Vinnie Chulk are close to signing deals with separate Japanese teams.

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Notes: Milledge, Church, Russell, Kratz, Heredia, Penn, Moreno

Catching up on the weekend notes… -The platoon is over between Lastings Milledge and Ryan Church.  I posted about a week ago that Church shouldn’t be stealing playing time from Milledge.  I’m glad to see that platoon is over. -Also in that link above, Tony Sanchez could return this season, but no more than a week or two, and Jeff Inman has been shut down with elbow discomfort. -The heat is on John Russell....

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Minors Notes: Hayden Penn, Colton Cain, Jairo Marquez, Pat Irvine

Some minor league notes before today’s major league game begins… -Japanese team Chiba Lotte is trying to acquire Hayden Penn from the Pirates.  Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker reported that a deal was close, although Dejan Kovacevic mentioned that there was only an inquiry.  Penn was claimed off of waivers during Spring Training, and was designated for assignment at the start of the season.  He cleared waivers...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/7/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 6-1 to Louisville.  Hayden Penn had a bad outing, allowing six runs on 12 hits in five innings, with three walks and three strikeouts.  Vinnie Chulk pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk, a hit, and striking out two.  Brian Bass pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a perfect inning in relief. Brandon Moss went 1-for-4.  Doug...

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June Prospects Rundown: Indianapolis Indians

The month of June almost completely depleted the Indianapolis Indians of any legit prospects.  Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, and Brad Lincoln were all promoted to the majors, leaving the Indianapolis lineup and rotation without any impact players.  Lower key prospects like Daniel McCutchen and Justin Thomas also got the call to the majors. Indianapolis did receive several disappointing players from the major...

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